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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Just one of the many breathtaking vistas to be found on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

No list of northern Michigan scenery is complete without a mention of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Situated between Glen Arbor and Empire it offers spectacular views, firstly through forest and across Glen Lake, and then over the dunes and out […]

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Surfing in Northern Michigan

Surfers heading to the beach at Sleeping Bear Point. Photo: Beth Price.

It may be about a thousand miles to the nearest ocean, but you can surf in northern Michigan. While the waves are usually small, the right conditions can produce surprisingly large and high-quality surf. Sadly, those conditions aren’t that common until the fall. But after […]

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Winter in Northern Michigan

Here’s a photo slideshow of winter life Up North. We routinely get questions about how we survive the winter – these pictures will hopefully shed some light on the answer. Enjoy!
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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not […]

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Fall in Northern Michigan

Autumn may be the most beautiful season in northern Michigan.

The trees which we paid little attention all summer have exploded with magnificent reds, golds, yellows, purples and greens, reminding us that they’re still there.

Roads are lined with mammoth cornstalks, delicious apples, plump pumpkins and crazy gourds.

On clear days, the water is as blue, clear and […]